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Motherboard for Q6600

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April 27, 2008 8:53:06 AM

I just bought a Q6600. I need recommendation on a board that is good and reliable. Also, I am looking for a board that can hold more than 8 gb of memory. I know ABIT has one for 32 gb. Please recommend one. Should I go for 1333-1600 fsb? If so, what range in the memory should I also get? Please provide the memory name as well. Thank you

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April 27, 2008 9:09:27 AM

The price vs options relationship is just about linear. What's your budget?
April 27, 2008 9:41:04 AM

For a q6600, I wud recommend any good P35 board, and here's why... You will probably be upgrading to a whole NEW standard in MBs when Nehalem comes out.. So there is really no point in getting a high-end x48 with ddr3!! The performance diff is negligible, but costs a LOT!! Get low latency ddr2-800 or 1066 ram.. Recently, asus line of P35 were certified for 1600fsb via BIOS update. So, u r good for 3.6 on q6600!!
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April 27, 2008 11:40:53 AM

cmashwin said:
For a q6600, I wud recommend any good P35 board, and here's why... You will probably be upgrading to a whole NEW standard in MBs when Nehalem comes out.. So there is really no point in getting a high-end x48 with ddr3!! The performance diff is negligible, but costs a LOT!! Get low latency ddr2-800 or 1066 ram.. Recently, asus line of P35 were certified for 1600fsb via BIOS update. So, u r good for 3.6 on q6600!!


Certified to run at 1600FSB does not guarantee OC to that level. Do you know how high the Quad 6600 (step G0) can go on stock cooler.
April 27, 2008 11:44:50 AM

Obviously not on a stock cooler!! On stock, I had mine upto 3ghz... It could do 3.2 but wud overheat to 68C... Get a good cooler..
@umala... OC is HIGHLY dependant on the processor... A good GO stepping q6600 WILL do 3.6.. Many such q6600's (with TRUE coolers for eg.) are doing 24/7 at 3.6Ghz.. And "certified" to run 1600 means even if u upgrade to a 45nm 1600FSB processor, it can still handle it.. No guarantess with q6600 though!!
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